This dessert is held in high regard by many patrons who have dined in here before. It is also one of the first renditions, which spawned many more within the circle of local halal cafés.

I can see why fans of this item speak well of it. Delicate layers of pandan-bodied sponge cake alternates with those of smooth pandan buttercream, which is paired with gula melaka sauce and bits. Cynics may nitpick on some of its aesthetic and execution flaws, but I personally feel this still qualifies as above average, albeit just slightly.

Their buttercream wasn’t unctuous in texture at all, which was great – it’s, in fact, the thing that makes or breaks it for me. The gula melaka bits were the highlight here – crunchy, grainy, and they disintegrate onto one’s palate almost immediately. These couple of marginal differences are what separate Malayan Council’s rendition from others.

Ultimately, there’s one thing we all strongly agreed on – its pairing with the scoop of vanilla ice-cream. It felt so inherent, that it’s giving peanut butter and jelly a run for their money! (7.4/10)